Obit: Davis, Floid (1900 - 1919)

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----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 06/28/1919

Davis, Floid (19 FEB 1900 - 23 JUN 1919)

During the severe electrical storm on Monday afternoon, Floid Davis, 19, the son-in-law of Mr. Proctor who lives two and one-half miles southwest of Withee, Clark County, Wis. on the old Bartholomy farm was killed by a stroke of lightning. He was playing in the barn with another child and became heated with his playing. He went to the open barn door and took a hold of a cable running up to the hay carrier track. Standing upon the wet earth and holding on to the cable from the roof of the barn, he made a perfect conductor for the electricity of the air, and the result was that with the first crash he was electrocuted. A Rabski child who was with him at the time was stunned but recalls that he crawled about twenty-five feet before he died.

The funeral services were held from the home by Rev. W. H. Sargent of Owen on Wednesday at 2:30 in the afternoon. There was a large attendance of sympathetic friends, and offerings of flowers were numerous. The choir sang several very fine selections at the home and at Riverside cemetery at the time of interment.

Floid Julius Davis was born in the town of Sherman, Clark County, Wis., on the 19th of Feb. 1900 and was 19 years, 3 months and 13 days old at the time of his death. He is survived by his mother, a step-father, and several half-brothers and half-sisters.



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